Demonstrators at the London arms fair have been given permission for a full high court hearing into the legality of the police's use of anti-terrorist legislation to arrest and stop and search protesters.
Article from the Guardian
2 protestors at the London Arms Fair have been arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000. Around 35 protestors are thought to have been arrested for a variety of other offences ranging from breach of the peace, to highway obstruction and criminal damage.
Human Rights organisation Liberty is seeking a judicial review of the decision by the Metropolitan Police to use anti-terrorist legislation in this situation. Liberty solicitor Mona Arshi says
"the people in docklands are legitimate demonstrators and it is quite shocking they are being treated as potential terrorists. We will do everything in our power to protect the right of every citizen to peacefully protest."